One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, California.
One of the most beautiful buildings I know, Villa Muramaris on the island of Gotland in Sweden, burned to the ground this weekend. Somone probably set fire to it. Historical values lost forever. Sadness.